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Pigs in Blankets with a Honey Mustard Dip

November 8, 2018 (Last Updated: November 11, 2019) by Chris Collins

Sausages wrapped in bacon is the only way to make Pigs in a Blanket! Served with a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, this Homemade Pigs in Blankets recipe is truly irresistible!

Homemade Pigs in Blankets served with fresh rosemary in a white bowl with dip blurred in background

British Pigs in Blankets

First things first…

What are pigs in blankets?

Pigs in blankets, or pigs in a blanket, actually have two different meanings across the globe. Here in the UK it simply means a sausage wrapped in bacon. Everywhere else it appears to mean a sausage wrapped in a crescent roll or pastry.

Traditionally us Brits only see these beauties with our Sunday roast or for Christmas. People all over the world are striving to normalise so many things, but I am here today to take one more step toward the normalisation of eating pigs in blankets without a roast dinner. You know, the important things in life.

So, what’s so good about pigs in blankets?

I mean yes, it’s essentially pork wrapped in pork, but hot dang it’s good. Those juicy chipolatas, wrapped in crispy, smokey bacon. Yes please! 

Roasted Pigs in Blankets fresh out the oven

Pigs in Blankets with Dipping Sauce

Remember folks, pigs in blankets aren’t just for Christmas, they’re for life. And that’s why I’m serving up these homemade pigs in blankets with a dipping sauce to make THE perfect appetizer/snack for literally any occasion! Because do we really need to wait ’til we have a roast dinner to devour a whole bowl of pigs in blankets? Absolutely not. 

Honey Mustard Dip

It’s nice to balance out the salty pork with a little sweet. Not only is a honey mustard sauce great because it’s sweet and balances out the saltiness, but mustard and pork pair together so so beautifully. It’s also only 5 ingredients which is perfect! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Sour Cream
  • Lemon Juice

When it comes to making pigs in blankets, I’m sure you’ve picked up by now just how easy it is. But let’s take a quick look.

How to make Pigs in Blankets (quick summary)

  1. Pop a sage leaf on a chipolata, then place at one end of a slice of streaky bacon.
  2. Tightly roll up ensuring you leave a little sausage showing at each end.
  3. Secure with a toothpick or cocktail stick.

How to make pigs in blankets - 3 step by steps

Top Tips for the best Pigs in Blankets

  1. Use streaky bacon as it wraps easier around the sausage. Also try and get smoked streaky bacon for added flavour!
  2. Pop a sage leaf on the sausage before you roll, because sage + pork = heaven.
  3. Serve with a sweet sauce. Whether it’s gravy, ketchup or the sauce I’ve just shown you, it’s always nice to balance out the salty with the sweet.

Make Ahead Pigs in Blankets

These are perfect to make in advance! Just wrap, cover and place in the fridge until needed, then roast away. The dip can also be made in advance and placed in the fridge until needed.

Alrighty, I think that’s about all for now. Just before we tuck into the full recipe be sure to check out my other recipes!

Roast Dinner Sides

pigs in blanket dipping into honey mustard sauce

How to make Pigs in Blankets & Honey Mustard Dip (Full Recipe & Video)

Homemade Pigs in Blankets served with fresh rosemary

Pigs in Blankets with Honey Mustard Dip

Sausages wrapped in bacon is the only way to make Pigs in a Blanket! Served with a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, this Homemade Pigs in Blankets recipe is truly irresistible!
5 from 7 votes
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Servings (click & slide): 10 pigs in blankets
Course: Appetizer / Side Dish
Cuisine: British / Roast Dinner / Sunday Roast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories per serving: 165kcal
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50


  • Baking Tray
  • Chopping Board
  • 10x Tooth Picks
  • Small Bowl (for dip)

Ingredients (check list):

Pigs in Blankets

  • 10 Chipolatas
  • 10 rashers of Streaky Bacon (preferably smoked)
  • 10 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • few sprigs of Rosemary (plus extra to serve)
  • drizzle of Olive Oil

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup / 60g Mayonnaise (full fat)
  • 1/4 cup / 60g Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup / 60g Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  • Pre heat oven to 200c/390f.
  • Place a sage leaf on each of your chipolatas and then wrap in bacon, ensuring there's tiny amount of sausage showing on each side. Pierce with a toothpick/cocktail stick to secure.
  • Place on a bed of rosemary in a baking dish and drizzle over a little olive oil. Roast in the oven for 30mins or until dark golden and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, combine all of your honey mustard dip ingredients, adjusting the seasoning to taste.
  • Serve by removing the toothpick/cocktail stick and laying over any leftover rosemary you have.

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Make Ahead - These are perfect to make ahead of time, just wrap, cover and pop in the fridge until needed. Roast as usual. Dip can also be made ahead of time!
b) Big Batch - If you're cooking for a large crowd, just use the slider where it says 'servings' at the top of the recipe card to adjust.
c) Calories - Based per sausage without sauce. The whole dipping sauce is 685 calories.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Pigs in Blankets with Honey Mustard Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 138
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.35g24%
Saturated Fat 3.584g18%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.307g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.81g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 290mg12%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 0.31g0%
Sugar 0.11g0%
Protein 6.08g12%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    December 21, 2023 at 8:37 am

    5 stars
    I make these every year, I do some with sage and dine with basil leaves, dips gorgeous

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      December 21, 2023 at 11:07 am

      Great to hear, Donna! Thanks so much for the review 🙂 C.

  • Reply
    November 11, 2018 at 6:50 am

    5 stars
    These would make a great addition to a brunch!!

    • Reply
      November 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Oh yes! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

    5 stars
    Just in time for upcoming holidays! Always a crowd favorite!

    • Reply
      November 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Yup, always the first to go! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 11, 2018 at 3:03 am

    5 stars
    Wow, these sound and look so scrumptious! Quite the sophisticated pigs in blankets. And fantastic appetizer for the holiday season!

    • Reply
      November 14, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you!! Always my go-to appetizer for the holidays!

  • Reply
    November 11, 2018 at 2:56 am

    5 stars
    I love this take on Pig in a Blanket! Bacon? OMG! Looks so delicious! This was one of my childhood faves!

    • Reply
      November 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Allll about the bacon!!

  • Reply
    Jere Cassidy
    November 11, 2018 at 1:44 am

    5 stars
    OMG these photos are stunning! I am so using this recipe for our neighborhood Christmas party this year!

    • Reply
      November 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Ah that’s amazing!! Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 10, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    5 stars
    I bet these are the first to go at a party! They look irresistible.

    • Reply
      November 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Yup! Usually gone before they even hit the table